Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Chris Monroe; Dan Arnold; William Sperry; William Harvey; Charles Wagner; Paul Carbone

Southwest Airlines, the $15.6 billion Dallas-based air carrier, promoted Chris Monroe to treasurer. He succeeds Scott Topping, who left in October 2011 to become CFO and executive vice president at Hawaiian Airlines. Monroe was named assistant treasurer in 2011 and also served as financial analyst, director of ground operations planning and financial planning controller since joining the company in 1991.

LPL Financial, a $3.4 billion Boston brokerage, appointed Dan Arnold CFO, effective June 15. He succeeds Robert Moore, 50, who was named president and COO. Arnold, 47, previously was head of strategy for LPL, the largest independent brokerage in the U.S. He also served as president of Institution Services, a company LPL acquired five years ago that provides banks and credit unions with investment and insurance services

Hubbell, a $2.8 billion electrical and electronic product manufacturer, named William R. Sperry CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds David G. Nord, 54, who was named president and CEO of the Shelton, Conn., company. Sperry, 50, has been Hubbell’s vice president of corporate strategy and development since 2008. He has previously served as a managing director at Lehman Brothers and worked at J.P. Morgan and McKinsey & Co.

Walter Energy, a $2.5 billion Birmingham, Ala. coal producer, appointed William Harvey CFO. Robert Kerley, who served as interim principal financial officer, will continue as the company’s corporate controller, chief accounting officer and vice president. Harvey, 54, most recently was CFO and senior vice president at Resolute Forest Products, where he worked more than 20 years. He began his career at Schlumberger, an oilfield services company.

Bruker Corp., a $1.6 billion Billerica, Mass. life sciences research equipment company, appointed Charles F. Wagner Jr. as CFO and executive vice president effective June 30. He succeeds William J. Knight, who remains part of the company’s senior management team. Wagner has been a member of Bruker’s board of directors and the audit committee of the board since 2010. He previously was CFO and executive vice president of finance and administration at Progress Software and CFO and vice president at Millipore Corp.

Dunkin’ Brands, the $628 million owner of the world’s leading donut chain and Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores, promoted Paul Carbone to CFO. He replaces Neil Moses, 53, who was named chief global strategy officer. Carbone, 46, has served as the company’s vice president of finance and strategy. Prior to joining Dunkin’ in 2008, he was CFO and senior vice president for Tween Brands.



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